For the most part, I like my day job. It allows me to be creative, and they even gave me an office.
This goofy little video is a small part of the day job. I work as the Education and Social Media Director for Austin's Precision Camera & Video. It can be stressful at times, but is a fun gig for the most part. We're not a puny, little camera store. We're the biggest in Texas, and one of the best in the world.
I run the education wing of the store and coordinate photography classes. So, I come up with class ideas, find instructors, plan curriculums and events and pray everything goes alright. It gives me an awesome opportunity to interface with huge camera and photo equipment manufactures like Sony, Fuji and Profoto. Most importantly, I'm around great photographers that constantly inspire me to keep working, learning and getting better.
Another part of my job is managing our social media channels and creating content — like the video above and the picture below — for the store.
This video was shot during the store's spring Expo and Sale. We invite all the manufacturers to the store, have a sale, give free classes and seminars and people actually line up at 7 a.m. to get in when we open at 10 a.m. At the beginning, you can see my boss, Gregg, handing out gift certificates to the first 51 people in line.
For this video, I shot with the little Sony A6000 totally handheld, and you can tell. I thought the stabilizer could handle anything, and was reminded that it's still a video camera. I think the video turned out pretty great though for the 10 mins of shooting and 20 mins of editing that went into it.
I'll post more about work, what I do there and what it allows me to do in the future. In the meantime, check us out and support a local business!